Central Bank Reduces Interest Rate

Colombia’s Banco de la República agreed to cut the nation’s benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to 7.0%.

Renegotiate Nafta? Mexicans say get on with it

While free trade has long been an article of faith in Mexico, uncertainty over the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement is hitting the country hard.

China keeps an eye on Latin America: Peru and Venezuela sign into the AIIB

The recent signing of Peru and Venezuela to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is just another action that shows why China could lead the economic integration in the years to come

The New Currency Champ Lives South of the Border

Can you guess which world currency has gained the most since Donald J. Trump’s inauguration as president? Here’s a clue. It has something to do with a “big, beautiful wall” on America’s southern border.

Peru to become Latin America’s top economy with 3.5% GDP in 2017

BCR expects the Inca nation to record the second highest growth in the region (3.5%) in 2017, only behind Bolivia (3.9%), but outperforming Paraguay (3.5%), Argentina (3.0%) and Colombia (2.4%).

Brazil: interest rates actions as inflation falls

Bigger interest rate cuts are an option for Brazil's central bank signaling an emphasis on supporting the economy as inflation falls faster than expected.

Sale of Bogota energy company boosts Colombia FDI

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Colombia increased 15.8% in 2016

Beyond the floods: is it time for Peru to rethink its infrastructure?

The effect of El Niño in Peru could go beyond the floods. The inability to contain the natural disaster is a sign of bad planning and inefficient investment.

China state firms eye land around Panama Canal

The Panama Canal Authority will officially open a tender to develop about 1,200 hectares of land - roughly the size of 1,200 football fields - around the waterway by the end of this year into a logistics park

Central America pays the price for fiscal failure

Central Americans have good reason to flee to the U.S. in ever greater numbers. Record-setting homicide rates and lac...

Latin America and Caribbean region continues to close tax gap

The Latin America and Caribbean region continued to close its tax gap with others in 2015, rebuffing the impact of the collapse in commodity prices on revenues

Colombia is ready for arbitration battle with Gas Natural Fenosa

We’ve been preparing for this legal claim for eight months

Believe it or not: Gasoline shortages ravage Venezuela

Motorists in placid Barquisimeto, in Central Venezuela’s Lara state, are being told at the pump that they will only get 20 liters of the cheapest gasoline anywhere in the planet, because of “rationing”.

Venezuela stops publishing money supply data

Venezuela has stopped publishing money supply data, depriving the public of the best available tool to ascertain soaring inflation in one of the world's worst-performing economies.

Cubans express a hunger for economic growth

A hunger for economic opportunity. An embrace of tourism. Hope in a new era of normalized relations with the United States.

New Terminal Opened in Colombia

International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) and PSA International (PSA) have formally opened Puerto Aguadulce

Social enterprises, more pertinent than ever in Colombia

A social enterprise can be the result of an altruistic vision; however, it is not charity

Brazil meat scandal: China and EU suspend imports

Some of the biggest consumers of Brazilian meat have suspended imports over allegations that companies have been selling unsafe produce for years.

With NAFTA in peril, Mexico seeks new outlets for farm exports

Mexican agricultural producers need to emerge from their “comfort zone” and begin looking for alternatives to the US as an export market

TPP Signatories to Meet in Chile to Explore its Future

The meeting will be the first high-level summit between the 12 countries since the U.S. withdrawal from the agreement

Airlines drop Cuba flights, citing lower demand than anticipated

Experts say the changes in the young market illustrate not so much a lack of passengers, but the rush of airlines into new territory with an abundance of seats the market could not possibly fill.

Venezuelan government controls more than 500 businesses

The nonprofit Transparency International says it has identified at least 511 companies that are either wholly or majority owned by the government of Venezuela — and 70 percent of them are losing money, 

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